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File:Arezzo Campanile - Santa Maria della Pieve.jpg|thumb|right|upright|Santa Maria della Pieve in Arezzo File:Arezzo-Casa di Francesco Petrarca.JPG|thumb|right|upright|La Casa del Petrarca (birthplace) at Vicolo dell'Orto, 28 in Arezzo '''Francesco Petrarca''' (; July 20, 1304 – July 20, 1374), commonly anglicized as '''Petrarch''' (), was an Italians|Italian scholar and poet in Italian Renaissance|Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest Renaissance humanism|humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited with initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often considered the founder of Humanism.This designation appears, for instance, in a recent [http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=15299 review] of Carol Quillen's ''Rereading the Renaissance.'' In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian...
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Birth date{{Birth date|1304|7|20}}
Birth placeArezzo, Italy
Death date{{Death date and age|1374|7|20|1304|7|20}}
Death placeArquà Petrarca|Arquà, Italy
Resting place| occupation = Scholar, poet
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PeriodEarly Renaissance
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